Bezaleel L. De O'Campo, 58

Bezaleel L. De O'Campo died on Aug. 7. He earned his engineering degree from the University of the East. Mr. de O'Campo was employed as a Senior Service Engineer at Sharp Electronics Corp.
He was the husband of Maria Lourdes ; father of Marie Bhez and James De O'Campo; sibling of Sally (Albert) Guerra, Miriam (Hal) Mohammad, Samuel, Jerson (Mildred), Lyndon (Evelyn) and the late Floriano Jr. (Tina). Wake was at Salerno's Rosedale Chapels in Roselle. Interment will be in Clarendon Hills Cemetery. He was the Vice President of the Northeastern District of the United Methodist Men.


Gerardo A. Tolentino Jr., 83

Gerardo A. Tolentino, Jr. died on July 28. He was 83 years old. He was a native of Tuy, Batangas.
Gerry was passionate with helping people in providing "peace of mind" and security with a distinguished career as a State Farm Agent for over 40 years. Previously, Gerry worked as a very successful insurance salesman in the Philippines for Philippine American General Insurance Company (PAGIC) for 15 years.
He immigrated to the US in 1968, settling in Chicago. In 1972 he became one of the first Filipino agents selected to work for State Farm Insurance Company.
He was predeceased by his wife Rosie Eser Tolentino M.D. He was the father of Gerardo III (Grace), Glenda Tolentino-Moser (Mark Moser) and Gilbert (Stephanie) Tolentino; grandfather of Matthew, Samantha, Gerardo IV and Jonathan; sibling of Horacio (Yoly) Tolentino, Minda (late Cano) Martinez, Nila (late Jay) Wipf, Nette (Jesse) Ancheta and the late Lourdes (late Paul) Sevilla. Wake was at Smith-Corcoran Funeral Home. Interment Maryhill Cemetery.


Ester M. Pimentel, MD, 78

Ester M. Pimentel, 78, passed Aug. 4. She was the mother of Dante (Ximena) Pimentel, Dina (Keith) Anderson and Joseph Pimentel; grandmother of Max Pimentel and Abbie Anderson.
Ester was proud of her many accomplishments including: being the first woman to be President of the Hospital of Englewood's Medical Staff in Chicago and being the first woman to complete resident requirement in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Michael Reese Hospital in Chicago. She became Board Certified in 1974 and received her Fellowship in 1976. She delivered over 2,000 babies in her career and was once quoted: "Each time that I hear the cry of life from a newborn, I feel rewarded." She loved and was loved by all.
Visitation was at Chapel Hill Gardens West in Oakbrook Terrace, IL.


Mark A. Cruz, 41

Mark Anthony Cruz passed away surrounded by his family on Aug. 3 at the age of 41. He was a resident of Chicago.
He was the husband of Antonela Pasc-Cruz; father of Samantha; youngest son of Aida and the late Peter Cruz; sibling of Paul (Michelle Nillas-) Cruz and Maria (Sean) Sullivan; best friend of Patrick Laquaglia; and uncle of Ayden and Caitlyn Sullivan. Visitation was at Drake & Son Funeral Home in Chicago. A funeral mass was held at St. Gregory the Great Church in Chicago followed by a Christian burial.


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